Vineyard Stays in Austria
Recharge Your Batteries in a Land of Vines
Undulating hills in Burgenland, spectacular terraces in the Wachau region in Lower Austria or incredibly steep hills in Southern Styria - that’s our wine country, Austria. Take some time to relax and peek over the winegrower’s shoulder in a traditional or modern vineyard in Austria. Do you prefer pitching in when it’s time to prune the vines or harvest the grapes? Join a barrel sample tasting and be amazed of the aromas that the wine displays. Enjoy a tasty snack platter with it. An indulgent holiday at its best!
A Typical Year in the Vineyard
Spend a Delightful Holiday as You Learn the Art of Winemaking
The art of winemaking is greatly dependent on the natural environment. Therefore, the annual winemaking cycle at the vineyards and wineries follows the growth cycle of grapevines. The production of high-quality wine is an art. Traditional knowledge is often passed on from one generation to the next and constantly combined with new findings and state-of-the-art methods.
A wealth of experience, hard work, knowledge of soils and grape varieties, a love for details and a passion for wine - these are the ingredients for crafting premium wines in Austria.
The annual winemaking cycle is exciting as it involves a range of different tasks. Each season comes with its unique characteristics. Hence, you’ll always learn something new during your vineyard stay.
When Regular Guests Join Forces with the Winemakers...
“There’s a group of guests from Bavaria who has been coming to our vineyard every year - for 14 years in a row. They are eager to help harvest the grapes, sometimes from 8 am to 4 pm”, says Sepp Strohmeier from the farm Peiserhof as he tells us about his regular guests who are keen helpers in the vineyard - busy bees, so to speak. “Of course, it’s not merely work. It’s also knowledge transfer. There’s no remuneration. The guests should have fun. We don’t force anybody to help”, he says, clarifying the details with a smile on his face.
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Your relaxing holiday focusing on nature and indulgence
Wine and more -
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Simply on holiday
Getting away from the daily routine, embarking on an adventure
Spend a Delightful Holiday as You Learn the Art of Winemaking
A vineyard stay in Austria opens up a diverse range of opportunities to get familiar with the art of winemaking.
- Early in the year, the first activity in the vineyard is winter pruning. It’s about selectively cutting the canes during the dormant season and manually tying the grapevines.
- Starting from April, new vines are planted, thus rejuvenating the vineyard.
- In June, the unique fragrant scent of grapevine flowers hangs in the air. Grape thinning is an important task in order to produce high-quality fruit. It’s done by hand in August.
- The annual highlight in the vineyards takes place in September: grape harvest, pressing and other tasks in the winemaking process. Depending on the grape variety and the terroir, the wines are then given the time they need to mature to perfection in the wine cellars.
- In some regions, such as in Styria, the new vintage is presented and sampled at the beginning of November. February and March are great months for wine aficionados. This is the time when the fine, new vintages are bottled with great care. Vineyards and wineries offer them for sale.
Where Would You Like to Go for a Vineyard Stay?
which province do you choose?
Burgenland with its wine regions around Lake Neusiedl Central Burgenland and Southern Burgenland?
Or perhaps Lower Austria, home to the famous wine regions Weinviertel, Wachau and the Pannonian lowlands?
Or do you prefer Styria where visitors flock to Southern and Western Styria and to the Vulkanland region?
There’s nowhere better to sip delicious wine than in the place where it matures to perfection - in the wine cellar.
Annual Grape Harvest and Tasting Sessions
What It’s Like to Be a Winemaker
The Indian summer is finally here. This means that the annual grape harvest is about to begin. Wine lovers can peek over the winegrower’s shoulders in all of the wine regions in Austria. Learn more about the different grape varieties from your hosts. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about growing grapes.
Pitch right in! Grab shears and a bucket and let’s go. Help harvest the ripe grapes and be there when this year’s vintage is being produced. All you need to bring: motivation, a curious mind and sturdy boots.
Wine Tasting in the Vineyard - Which One Would You Like to Try?
Swirl, smell, taste. Wine connoisseurs and food lovers can look forward to an indulgent experience. As you’re tasting the wine, try to assess its sweetness, acidity, freshness and aromas. The colour also says a lot about the wine’s provenance. Try pairing wine with different foods. It’s astonishing to identify a variety of aromas in one and the same wine. Or try a blind tasting. You’ll taste the difference, promise.
Great Moments during a Vineyard Stay
A Nice Get-Together
Take your partner or gather your best friends and set out for a delightful vineyard stay. Spend your holiday in an oasis of well-being and hospitality. The winemakers invite you to feel at home and relax. Delightful moments and nice get-togethers are included. “Heaven on Earth” has never been that close.
A Paradise for Food Lovers - Wine and Local Delicacies
A vineyard stay will make you familiar with the art of winemaking. Discover an exciting range of artisanal wines of the finest quality and with a distinctive character. Open up the aromas and give it a nose. Taste light, fruity and smooth wines. The wines produced by Austrian winemakers are widely known among wine connoisseurs. Pair them with local delicacies. What a delightful menu!
Cycling the Vineyards
A light-hearted bike tour across picturesque vineyards, rolling hills and vast landscape sounds irresistible. Cycle past castles and palaces, vineyard-covered hillsides and historical villages. The museums along the way are well worth a visit. Immerse yourself in the history of traditional viticulture. Push on the pedals. Back at the vineyard, you can indulge in culinary delights and recharge your batteries.